Convos with My Two-Year-Old.
This one is about playing princess with Daddy.
Since all I know of hell is what I’ve learned during the last week of session in the Oklahoma Legislature, I’ve decided to talk about that other place.
Belated Halloween prank video. I’m not much of a practical joke fan, but since every person in this video had to sign off on being part of it, I decided that it is ok to publish.
And of course, there’s the likelihood that every person in this video, including the customers, is an actor, and the prank is really on us. All I know is that the people in the coffee shops around here aren’t nearly this well-groomed, fit and attractive.
See if you can figure out how they did it.
It took me a while to figure this out, and now that I have, I’m still trying to figure it out.
It begins with the simple facts that I love the sound of rain and we’re now in the fall rainy season here in Okieland.
What that means in practical terms is that I often open the back door and shove up a couple of windows so I can hear the rain. I’ve found that I especially love the sound of the rain while I play the piano. It’s a kind of unexpected bliss.
But here’s the weirdo catch.
I noticed a couple of weeks ago that my piano had gone out of tune. It has migrated a tiny bit since I had it tuned when I first got it, but this was so gecky that I would hit a key and then hit it again and go bleh. Then, I’d decide that, even though I don’t have a piano tuning in my budget until January, I am going to call and get the blamed thing tuned because I. Cannot. Stand. This. Ugly.
The next day, it would be back in tune.
This happened repeatedly.
I began to think my piano had a poltergeist. I decided that maybe, instead of a piano turner, it needed a priest.
Then, I began to see a not-so-subtle correlation. On rainy days, when I open the door and windows and turn off the central heat and air, the piano goes out of tune. On dry days, it goes back in tune.
It’s raining today, but, in deference to my piano, I’ve left the doors shut, the windows down and the central stuff on. So far, it’s in tune.
My piano does not have a poltergeist.
It does, however, appear to have arthritis.
86% of the American people disapprove of the job our Congress is doing. Public Policy Polling tested Congress head to head with various entities. According to the results, all these things are more popular than Congress. Hemorrhoids 52 Congress 31 IRS 42 Congress 33 Mothers-in-Law 64 Congress 20 Dog Poop 44 Congress 41 Toenail Fungus 44 Congress 42 Department of Motor Vehicles 58 Congress 24
Congress did beat out one contender (drum roll): Charles Manson 18 Congress 56
Sonny Bono at the Freshman Congressman’s Dinner. I first saw this on cspan, shortly after Sonny Bono delivered it. I laughed then, and when I found it You Tube, I laughed again.